Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?
According to the Government Office, in the last 9 months, it cooperated with related ministries & sectors, and local authorities to standardize and upgrade necessary databases for administrative procedures regarding citizens and businesses in order to integrate them for the services launched on the portal. This public service portal, an essential milestone in the implementation of the people-centered and enterprise-centered approach, aims at delivering transparent information about administrative procedures as well as actually carrying out these practical works online. The portal is supposed to save more than VND4,200 billion (approx. US$181.4 million) per year. At the launching time, the portal with the address http://dichvucong.gov.vn provides 5 online public services in all 63 provinces and cities, consisting of driving license re-issue, promotion activity notices, health insurance card re-issue due to loss or damage, low-voltage power supply to individuals, households and … [Read more...] about National public service portal formally launched
In recent years, many Phytopharma drugs were suspended from circulation and revoked for failing to meet quality standards. For example, in early 2019, the Ministry of Health’s Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) issued Document No.1784 on withdrawing Pneumorel (containing Fenspiride hydrochloride) because of arrhythmia risks for users. Specifically, to ensure safety for users, the DAV suspended the national circulation of Pneumorel (Fenspiride hydrochloride 80mg) manufactured by Les Laboratories and imported by Phytopharrma. In August and October 2019, similar cases were also reported, following the suspension of Youngil Captopril (Captopril 25mg) in 2015, and others in 2014. Phytopharma reported an after-tax profit of VND14.25 billion ($619,565) in the first three quarters of 2019, down from nearly VND18 billion ($782,608) in the same period last year, resulting in a 15.5 per cent fall in consolidated after-tax profit. Phytopharma is partner to 30 multinational corporations, … [Read more...] about Local pharma giant Phytopharma under constant fire by quality scandals
He made the statement at a press brief yesterday on the case that medical workers of Saint Paul Hospital cut HIV and hepatitis B testing strips in half for trial to earn profit. He added that leaders of the capital city have kept an eye on the case to have timely direction on it. All leaders got shocks at the news; accordingly, chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee requested to investigate the case and impose harsh penalties on those involved in. He supposed the case has involved in technique and other medical skills; therefore, the Department of Health will be responsible for investigating it and then report. Prosecution will be proposed if it caused serious consequences, as he said. Regarding the case, at the press brief organized lately, managers of the hospital had to answer reporters’ questions yet they beat around the bush. Hospital Deputy Director Tran Thi Lien Huong said the hospital management board is carrying out investigation from initial statement of … [Read more...] about Hanoi leader gets shock at Saint Paul Hospital’s HIV testing scandal
Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel booking platforms, has offered a list of some of the top destinations around the world for tasting coffee, including Vietnam. Vietnamese drip coffee – Source: Pixabay Vietnam The world’s number 2 exporter of coffee and home to a vibrant coffee culture that touches virtually every street corner in the nation. Served through a ‘phin’, a local drip-contraption, Vietnamese drink their coffee in a slow ritual that begins with just watching it drip-drip-drip into a glass, often over ice and condensed milk, before it’s all mixed into the nation’s signature brew. If travelers are keen to try more than the ubiquitous cà phê sữa đá (iced coffee), they can try the Hanoi local special by mixing eggs into their coffee instead. Try Giang Coffee in the thick of the city’s Old Quarter. The area is home to hotels of all budgets, but to be right by one of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam among brew-tiful coffee destinations around the world